The role of the Project Manager is a very challenging one. Understanding what processes are to be used in a specific project, how they are inter-connected, what are their inputs and outputs, and what tools & techniques are recommended to be used for their effective implementation – is extremely important for project success.
This requires a thorough understanding of the ten knowledge areas (like scope, time, cost, risk, quality etc.) and the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing) and where these processes are most active. The PMI® believes that the value and purpose of the PM role is only just beginning to be understood by businesses (and many aspiring project managers). An experienced and highly competent project manager can make a challenging project a complete success, provided he or she is supported by the Business.